Top 10 Best Books to Read in Beach Travel - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Beach Travel. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Hawaii The Big Island Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Beach Travel - August 2021

The finest guidebook ever written for the Big Island. Now you can plan your best vacation--ever. This all new ninth edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the Big Island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai'i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so vast and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to dine, relaxing resorts, Kilauea Volcano and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes the Big Island so exciting.

  • Author: Andrew Doughty
  • Publisher: Wizard Publications Inc.; All new 9th edition. (May 20, 2019)
  • Genre: Travel, United States
  • ISBN: 978-1949678000
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches


2. Beaches

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Beach Travel - August 2021

New York Times Bestseller Gray Malin is the artist of the moment for the Hollywood and fashion elite. His awe-inspiring aerial photographs of beaches around the world are shot from doorless helicopters, creating playful and stunning celebrations of light, shape, and perspective, as well as summer bliss. Combining the spirit of travel, adventure, luxury, and artistry, Malin built his eponymous lifestyle brand from a deep passion for photography and interior design. His work forges the synergy between wanderlust and adventure, creating the ultimate visual escape. Beaches features more than twenty cities across six continents: Australia: Sydney; North America: Santa Monica, Miami, San Francisco, Kaua’i, Chicago, The Hamptons, and Cancun; South America: Rio de Janeiro; Europe: Capri, Rimini, Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio, Amalfi Coast, Barcelona, Lisbon and Saint-Tropez; Africa: Cape Town; Asia: Dubai

  • Author: Gray Malin
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (May 10, 2016)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1419720895
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.75 x 13.5 inches


3. Indestructibles: Beach Baby: Chew Proof · Rip Proof · Nontoxic · 100% Washable (Book for Babies, Newborn Books, Safe to Chew)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Beach Travel - August 2021

It’s the perfect beach read for baby—and it’s indestructible!   Where are we going today? The beach! What’s inside our beach bag? A bucket and shovel! What will we play with? Sand! Water! Seashells! We love going to the beach!   Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies “read” (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are: Rip Proof—made of ultra-durable tight-woven material Waterproof—can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed! Emergent Literacy Tool—bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading Portable—lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel Safe for Baby—meets ASTM safety standards

  • Author: Amy Pixton
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Illustrated edition (April 5, 2016)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
  • ISBN: 978-0761187325
  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.1 x 6.8 inches


4. Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Beach Travel - August 2021

Stroll along Dubrovnik's ancient walls, hike the idyllic Julian Alps, and set sail on the glimmering Adriatic: with Rick Steves, Croatia and Slovenia are yours to explore! Inside Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more in Croatia and Slovenia, with side trips to Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from Roman ruins in the heart of bustling Split to stunning waterfalls and mountains in Slovenia How to connect with culture: Taste wines at a vineyard in Hvar, tour museums and Baroque churches in Zagreb, and sample fresh seafood at an open-air market in Dubrovnik Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of local wine Self-guided walking tours of lively towns and interesting museums Detailed maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, Slovenian and Croatian phrases, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 800 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Istria, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, the Bay of Kotor, Mostar, Sarajevo, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, the Julian Alps, Logarska Dolina and the Northern Valleys, Ptuj, Maribor, the Karst, Piran, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia.

  • Author: Rick Steves
  • Publisher: Rick Steves; 8th edition (May 19, 2020)
  • Genre: Travel, Europe
  • ISBN: 978-1641712286
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 4.5 inches


5. Fodor's U.S. & British Virgin Islands (Full-color Travel Guide)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Beach Travel - August 2021

For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to for details. Whether you want to sail in Tortola, snorkel at Trunk Bay Beach, or explore the Baths in Virgin Gorda, the local Fodor’s travel experts in the Virgin Islands are here to help! Fodor’s U.S. & British Virgin Islands guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. Fodor’s U.S. & British Virgin Islands travel guide includes: AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time 15 DETAILED MAPS to help you navigate confidently COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS FROM LOCALS on the best sights, restaurants, hotels, shopping, activities, and more PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES on “The U.S. & British Virgin Islands’ Best Beaches,” “The U.S. & British Virgin Islands’ Best Resorts,” and more TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, cuisine, and more SPECIAL FEATURES on “Snorkeling and Diving in the Virgin Islands,” “Chartering a Yacht,” and “What to Eat and Drink” LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE ON: St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, The Baths, Charlotte Amalie, Trunk Bay, Christiansted, Virgin Islands National Park, diving and snorkeling in the Virgin Islands, and more. Planning on visiting the Caribbean? Check out Fodor’s Essential Caribbean , Fodor’s In Focus Turks and Caicos Islands , and Fodor’s In Focus St. Maarten/St.Martin, St. Barth, & Anguilla . ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS : Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at , or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at to ask any other questions and share your experience with us! *Important note for digital editions: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or text included in the physical edition.

  • Author: Fodor’s Travel Guides
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel; 27th edition (November 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Water Sports
  • ISBN: 978-1640973107
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.9 inches


6. Rick Steves Snapshot Naples & the Amalfi Coast: Including Pompeii (Rick Steves Travel Guide)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Beach Travel - August 2021

With Rick Steves, Naples and the Amalfi Coast are yours to discover! This slim guide excerpted from Rick Steves Italy includes: Rick's firsthand, up-to-date advice on the Amalfi Coast's best sights, restaurants, hotels, and more, plus tips to beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps Top sights and local experiences: See ancient art at Naples' Archaeological Museum or travel back in time at the Pompeii Forum. Relax on the beach in Positano, go for a cliffside stroll along the coast, or feast on pizza where the dish was first created Helpful maps and self-guided walking tours to keep you on track With selective coverage and Rick's trusted insight into the best things to do and see, Rick Steves Snapshot Naples & the Amalfi Coast is truly a tour guide in your pocket. Exploring beyond the Amalfi Coast? Pick up Rick Steves Italy for comprehensive coverage, detailed itineraries, and essential information for planning a countrywide trip.

  • Author: Rick Steves
  • Publisher: Rick Steves; 6th edition (February 4, 2020)
  • Genre: Travel, Europe
  • ISBN: 978-1641712187
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.5 x 8 inches


7. Gray Malin: The Essential Collection

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Beach Travel - August 2021

A colorful journey through the first decade of Gray Malin’s vibrant photography career   Gray Malin: The Essential Collection celebrates the first decade of work from bestselling photographer Gray Malin. This new collection features beloved images from his most iconic shoots, as well as new material that has never been seen or published. Journey high above Manhattan’s skyline, return to the sunny beaches of Positano, and take a stroll through the Parker Palm Springs with Malin’s unforgettable four-legged hosts. With vibrant imagery from all seven continents and stories of how each collection was made, this stunning volume will invite you into the colorful world of Gray Malin and help make every day a getaway.

  • Author: Gray Malin
  • Publisher: Abrams (May 4, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1419750267
  • Dimensions: 10.94 x 1.9 x 14 inches


8. Costa Rica: The Complete Guide: Ecotourism in Costa Rica (Color Travel Guide)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Beach Travel - August 2021

Costa Rica is an eco-travel paradise! From pristine beaches and jungle waterfalls to high-altitude coffee farms, Costa Rica: The Complete Guide puts the best of Costa Rica at your fingertips. Over 130 five-star reviews for previous editions! Blending detailed travel tips with beautiful photography, this guidebook offers much more than just restaurant and hotel reviews. Fascinating chapters explore Costa Rica's unique history, culture, food, ecology and wildlife. Top 10 Ways to Avoid a Cultural Misunderstanding helps visitors avoid common and potentially embarrassing mistakes. Discover what makes Costa Rica one of the world's most amazing destinations. Soar above the cloud forest on a Monteverde zipline. Spend the night at a deluxe ecolodge next to Arenal Volcano . Visit the world-class beaches at Manuel Antonio National Park . Watch sea turtles lay their eggs at Tortuguero . Plan the perfect Costa Rican vacation! Filled with insider tips to save you time and money! • Over 300 beautiful color photos • Over 30 detailed maps • Fascinating chapters on History, Culture and Food • Informative guide to Wildlife and Ecology 1% of profits donated to environmental organizations working to preserve Costa Rica's biodiversity for future generations *Printed on sustainable FSC paper

  • Author: James Kaiser
  • Publisher: Destination Press; Third edition (October 24, 2018)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-1940754352
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches


9. Lonely Planet Spain 12 (Country Guide)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Beach Travel - August 2021

Lonely Planet's Spain is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at Modernista masterpieces in Barcelona, enjoy beachside Basque cuisine in San Sebastian, and taste sherry and flamenco in Andalucia - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Spain and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Spain : Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Covers Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao, Toledo, Santiago de Compostela, Castilla y Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Aragon, Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias, Extremadura, Andalucia, Murcia and more. The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Spain is our most comprehensive guide to Spain, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track. Looking for destination highlights? Check out Pocket Barcelona ; Madrid ; Valencia ; Bilbao & San Sebastian or Ibiza , our handy-sized guides focused on the best sights and experiences for a short trip or weekend away. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

  • Author: Gregor Clark
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 12th edition (November 20, 2018)
  • Genre: Travel, Europe
  • ISBN: 978-1786572660
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.38 x 7.75 inches


10. Moon Olympic Peninsula: Coastal Getaways, Rainforests & Waterfalls, Hiking & Camping (Travel Guide)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Beach Travel - August 2021

Charming small towns, verdant rainforests, rocky coastline, and mountain meadows: experience the surreal beauty and endless adventure of the Pacific Northwest with  Moon Olympic Peninsula . Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries, from a weekend in Olympic National Park to a week-long tour of the peninsula, for outdoors enthusiasts, families with kids, and more Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Tour the oldest lighthouse on the Puget Sound, explore Kurt Cobain's hometown, or immerse yourself in the region's rich maritime history. Dig for a dinner of fresh razor clams in the wet coastal sand and savor fresh-caught Dungeness crab. Stroll through a fragrant lavender farm, shop for handcrafted goods, or peruse small-town galleries for local art. Sample one-of-a-kind red blends and fruit wines or kick back with a local brew and some jazz music The best hikes of the Olympic Peninsula: Find your adventure with hike descriptions, directions, difficulty ratings, and elevation gains Outdoor adventures: Wander through the ethereal Hoh Rain Forest, marvel at the panoramic views from Hurricane Ridge, or hike through the old-growth forests of Olympic National Park. Take a waterfall-filled backpacking trek through the Sawtooth Mountains, camp on the banks of the Skokomish River, and soak in the restorative waters of the Olympic Hot Springs. Spot hundreds of species of birds in the largest natural sand spit in the world or study starfish and sea stacks on the rugged northern coast Local insight from Washington-born journalist Jeff Burlingame on when to go, where to stay, and what to bring Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Helpful background on the landscape, wildlife, climate, and local culture, plus tips on getting around the peninsula With Moon Olympic Peninsula's practical tips and expert advice, you can plan your trip your way.   Want more of the great outdoors? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Hiking. Exploring the Pacific Northwest? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip, Moon Coastal Oregon, or Moon Seattle.

  • Author: Jeff Burlingame
  • Publisher: Moon Travel; 4th edition (May 18, 2021)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Nature & Ecology
  • ISBN: 978-1640494398
  • Dimensions: 5.55 x 0.8 x 7.5 inches